A TRAINEE solicitor has admitted repeatedly raping a young woman after dragging her into a park as she made her way home from a night out.

Wilfred Marodza, 28, followed the 21-year-old as she walked in Borough, south London, before launching the attack in the early hours of Saturday July 20.

The victim, who was not known to Marodza, was grabbed from behind and taken into a wooded area of a nearby park before being stripped and raped.

She managed to flee her attacker naked as he followed, telling bystanders they were having a "domestic", before the woman made her escape.

Just an hour later, Marodza, who had been drinking in the area, targeted a 25-year-old woman as she waited for a bus in Borough High Street, putting his hand over her mouth before forcing her into a nearby street.

His victim screamed and managed to escape when Marodza ran off.

Marodza, who was a trainee solicitor at law firm Cripps Pemberton Greenish, according to his LinkedIn page, was caught after leaving his rucksack containing his work ID at the scene of the rape.

He pleaded guilty at Inner London Crown Court on Monday to four counts of rape against the first victim. He denied a further kidnap charge, which was left to lie on file.

Marodza, of Kingston Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, also admitted kidnapping and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence against the second victim.

He will be sentenced on October 11.

Senior Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutor Nahid Mannan said: "This was a horrendous attack on two young lone females.

"The prosecution case included compelling evidence showing Marodza dragging the two victims to secluded areas and also chasing the naked victim he had just raped.

"Marodza also left his rucksack containing his work identification at the scene of the rape, allowing police to easily identify him.

"The CPS takes crimes against women extremely seriously and I hope this conviction goes some way to provide the victims with a degree of closure."

Detective Constable Jonny Norman, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "These two young women were subjected to ordeals that no person should ever have to endure. Marodza is a dangerous predator whose actions left both victims in fear of their lives.

"Marodza will now, I hope, face a substantial amount of time behind bars, and I am sure London will be all the safer for it."